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  1. Thank you so much for your reply, I don't believe  that TCM is aware or has any of this material though I could be very wrong but i've been told that attempts to contact  TCM about this have been made but so far  no luck. I'd like to see this these resurrected because if you know the series it's a who's who of old Hollywood and I've just received  Richard Lamparski's  the author of the series  who is still with us contact info ( letter mailed today).    These recording are housed at Pacific Radio Archives and they deserve a home and rediscovery  people like us  and so many others who have a true appreciation for them will hear memories that really will take you back to another era, and for some this was the only time their voices were heard.


    Yesterday  I listened to Dorothy Davenport talk about her husband Wallace Reid so you can understand my interest but her reminiscing  what early Hollywood was like was trip through time.  Don't mean to be over passionate but any help, thoughts, ideas from you or members of this board is greatly appreciated.



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  2. I came across this radio archive  website that has the What Ever Became series by Richard Lamparski. Never given the credit for his series he did what Kevin Brownlow did for Hollywood by publishing and recording well know & obscure silent, sound stars and entertainers while they were still alive. Some of these recording are the only sound of their voices since they never appeared in sound films.  I know that Brownlow's series ( yet to be released on DVD) is one of the most amazing and informative programs on Hollywood, but these recordings should see the light of day and as a classic film fan it would really be something to have them somehow incorporated into the TCM Film Festivals or at least as a program on TCM when one of these stars movies are being shown.  The stars that are represented here from Mary Miles Minter to so many others  forgotten about all together.  It would really be something to have these recordings rediscovered, anyway let me know what you all think and wouldn't this add to the excellent programing TCM already has?







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  3. I see the announcement that the CFUB is closing as of 1/11/2016, is it closing to new members or being eliminated all together and if so is this a cost cutting move?  I understand things change but the time it took to post  photos on the site are they all going to be deleted or is their away to save all of them?  All assistance would be greatly appreciated

  4. Katie welcome, your going to have the time of your life, as I like to say this is the one place you have something in common with everyone.  A few things getting in touch TCM has a presence  on social network, twitter & Facebook, through the message board  as well. SueSueApplegate does an amazing job  under general discussions keeping everyone up to date on the festival so be sure to check back often. As for the passes it’s really what you want to get out of it but let me put this out here for everyone when you go and queue up for an event Spotlight pass holders have preferential treatment over everyone so you can get to an event at the crack of dawn and think your 1st in line but it doesn’t work that way since they are put in front of you no matter what time they get there  and if the event has limited space you can only hope to get in, I’ve been lucky and only been shut out of a few of them.   Personally I’ve always had the Classic and it works fine for me but  if you are  going solo  or with someone that can figure into it as well and  what you don’t spend on the Spotlight you can direct the funds toward other things for shopping, dining lodging. The Roosevelt where the festival is held is sold out (as always) I stay at the Comfort Inn on Sunset Blvd, it has free parking, breakfast and is  safe, very reasonable and 5 min from the festival and you are in the thick of Hollywood since I’m only in the room to sleep and rest up since I spend most of the time watching movies  and at Club TCM ( I can’t wait)  or other festival  venues.  Finally the staff is very helpful as is anyone attending, I’ve been to many an event but I can say with all honesty here you’re  going to meet the nicest people and strangers become friends and 4 days go by in what seems like the blink of an eye

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  5. Well the 2015 film festival is about to get underway and I'm not able to attend this year.  To everyone I met over the last 2 festivals and to all the newbies your going to have an amazing time, this is truly the one festival where you have something in common with everyone, the love of classic film ( we are a class act) see you all in 2016 and Mr. Osborne get well soon, you've always been very generous with your time and I've always appreciated the time you give to all the attendies, never turning anyone away.





  6. Hey everyone check this out: 

    I came upon this link about the famous night club fire from Nov 28th, 1942.  I was aware and had heard of this but after doing further research found not one feature film had ever been made about it even though one of Hollywood's own cowboy star Buck Jones perished in this fire.  With lack of originality in Hollywood these days I thought why not? Why not make a movie about this and the way this screenplay is written it seems to have the sports, love story, mystery, and like it says:

    The Boston story that has never been told.

    In a triangle between 
    love, coincidence & corruption, 
    only two make it out alive.








    So tell me what you think, check out the links and see if you feel the same.







  7. Hello everyone with Mickey Rooney gone now  one of my 1st thoughts was he was the last  actor mentioned in Celluloid Hero's by the Kinks to pass  not really a happy song but one that talks about Hollywood and  how hard it can be, well Mr. Rooney lived it, bless you Mickey.  I'm happy to hear he'll be remembered at this years festival.  See you all at the Roosevelt



  8. With the festival getting closer and we all converge into Hollywood (sounds so cool) meet up, catch up, look at all the history, walk of fame, watch the greatest films ever made, shouldn't we have a toast to all those we've recently lost? I have to say though I never meet or knew them( only through at 1st the old UHF channel) and then well you know the story. Seeing our special celluloid hero's in black and white, color etc., when they leave as strange as this sounds it effects me in away that is hard to explain and as time goes on and more leave us it's a great way I think to let them know we will never forget them.


    Call me a sentiment or romantic at heart but that's how I kind of see it. Your thoughts and feedback are always appreciated. See you in April




  9. How many people attend? It's like it's own little city, safe to say hundreds since you see in lines, on the street's in the stores, at the Roosevelt, in the theaters, in a classic kind of way I'd almost call it spring break for we classic movie lovers, who love the classic film( were a little more low keyed) but can still enjoy with the best of them.




  10. Hi Emma:


    Your not low on the TP, 1st you have a pass and your going to the festival, it's a great way to go around, mingle, and you'll have no problem getting in to see films you want to see though I admit sometimes you have to get into the queue early. The discussions with the panels and remember the best part of this festival is you know you have something in common with the person next to you.


  11. It's really something to be able to stay close, I've found that the Comfort Inn 7051 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA is very close, safe and reasonable. It's about a 3-5 minute walk to the festival and it has all the amenities, shops, food, etc. near by. Another perk is the free parking..I've come back to my room late at night from the festival and never had a problem. I know it's not as fancy as some of the others but it still puts you right in the heart of the city...

  12. Life is good, this morning purchased my pass and am looking forward to seeing old & new friends alike, we are that rare breed that truly understands and appreciates the classic film. See you in April, and wouldn't it be an honor and a privilege if our wishes come true and Olivia De Havilland returns to Hollywood once more.

  13. Good morning:


    Well glad to see we might have something here, I'll be looking to see what else the area has to offer for us, hidden gems, maybe not so well know, all suggestions and idea's are greatly appreciated .


    Consider Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street: It's four corners of a Hollywood hubbub peppered with at least five important things to cover -- perhaps on multiple LA Date Nights (that might even include a show at the nearby Pantages Theatre!).


    Cleo as mentioned The Middle Eastern fare at less-than-a-year-old Cleo -- the attractive restaurant inside The Redbury Hotel -- is too easy to swallow. At first, it's just hummus and falafel that you might recognize, but dare your palate to go further. A dip is a must (get the Lebaneh & Feta) -- if only for the warm bread in the bag that's made fresh in Cleo's wood-burning oven. Kebabs of lamb, pork belly and shrimp are just $6, but it's worth it to go big with a roast lamb entree or a seasonal mushroom flatbread.

    Cleo, 1717 Vine Street, at Hollywood Boulevard (323-962-1711 or cleorestaurant.com)


    Katsuya: LA sushi-****, you know of the strip-mall, original-gangsta Katsuya in the Valley. This Katsuya -- whipped into architectural shape with a Philippe Stark going-out look -- is where Hollywood's Hollywood folk go for Hollywood sushi. It's a big scene -- which is exactly what you wanted! You'll graze over an order of the signature Crispy Rice With Spicy Tuna, of course, and still, your tight LBD won't ever feel too-too tight.

    Katsuya, 6300 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-871-8777 or sbe.com/katsuya/hollywood)


    Wood & Vine: The intersection's newcomer boasts the sexiest outdoor drinking area not affiliated with a hotel conglomerate. For libations, Wood & Vine offers abundant California-local wines and beers, plus classic, masculine drinks like a Sazerac and a Black Manhattan. Small plates of ingredients sourced locally are terrific for picking at together -- we recommend the potted foie gras and two cheeses all for a mind-boggling $8).

    Wood & Vine, 6280 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-334-3360 or woodandvine.com)


    Frolic Room: A dive bar! Yes! The drinks are stiff, cheap and straightforward (read: no surprise yuzu stirred in). It's directly adjacent to the aforementioned Pantages Theatre, but it's very rarely packed with Broadway goers; expect a brewing of skeevy regulars and, of course, hipsters. Where to spend your money: The awesome jukebox.

    Frolic Room, 6245 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-462-5890)


    Bardot: But if you've reserved this LA Date Night to the almost lost art of "clubbin'," then it's Bardot you must go. Though Monday, billed as "School Night!", is our fave night at Bardot (featuring live music and KCRW DJ Chris Douridas), every night at Bardot is a party -- manageable even if you're a grown-up. It's a cavernous, multi-level club, so there's plenty of nooks to hide and make-out, or (do it!) hit the dance floor.

    1737 Vine Street, at Hollywood Boulevard (323-462-1307 or bardothollywood.com)

  14. Hello, with the TCM 2014 festival months away and for some planning starts almost right after attending the last one ( budget reasons) I've been amazed to find that some hotels, motels near the festival are already full or close to it. As we plan ahead and then wait for the calendar to show this years 20th anniversary dates for some of us this is a once and a life time opportunity to attend, that being said we all are usually at the Roosevelt hotel, how about having toast to kick of the festival at one of or (multiple watering holes) along Hollywood Blvd? A great way to meet, network and of course talk classic films, so anyone up for this?

  15. B-)


    So within the last few years Wallace Reid's had 2 books written, been mentioned in multiple online articles about fallen idols. So any chance TCM with run some of his or Dorothy Davenports films?


    I have multiple wallace Reid pictures so be sure to check them out, if anyone has some that they would like posted please let me know.

  16. Does anyone know of a film or short that was ever made of the Fire at The Cocoanut Grove in Boston?


    I have been told one was made by a poverty row studio but have not been able to come up with anything, and just out of curiosity if no one ever made one how has Hollywood passed on this especially since one of their own and so many other souls lost their lives in the fire.

  17. LOS ANGELES ? Peter Gowland, an innovative fashion photographer who invented elite cameras and equipment that he used to shoot pinups and magazine covers for six decades, has died. He was 93.


    Gowland's business partner and wife of 68 years, Alice, told the Los Angeles Times in a Sunday story that Gowland died March 17 at his Los Angeles home of complications from hip surgery. He was 93.


    Gowland shot more than 1,000 magazine covers, mostly glamour shots of female models but also portraits of celebrities like Rock Hudson and Robert Wagner. His covers included Rolling Stone, Playboy, See and Modern Photography.


    He usually worked in and around the home and studio in Pacific Palisades he and his wife built in 1955. The pair erected scaffolding around the swimming pool and designed a trough that could create a waterfall pouring over a model.


    In the late 1950s, Gowland also invented the twin-lens Gowlandflex camera, which used 4-by-5 inch film for high-quality pictures and has since been used by photographers like Annie Leibovitz and and Yousuf Karsh.


    Born in Hollywood in 1916 to actors Gibson Gowland and Sylvia Andrew, Peter Gowland grew up on movie sets and worked as film extra in his youth. He learned photo lighting and techniques from watching movies shot, but learned to love still photos more.


    He met Alice Gowland when her boyfriend asked him to take her picture. The pair had their first date on the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and two weeks later were married in Las Vegas.


    When Peter Gowland was drafted during World War II, Alice found success selling the amateur **** pictures he had been taking on Southern California beaches. When he returned from the war the two began their business together.


    She sold and catalogued his photos and helped scantily clad models relax in front of his camera.


    Along with his magazine and poster work, Gowland authored 26 books on photography and lectured on the subject around the country.


    Gowland is survived by his wife and two daughters.


    Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

  18. Well it's been about 87 years since we had Wallace Reid. So I've been thinking, does anyone besides me think it's time for Hollywood to apologize for using him and the putting him out with the trash? You see Hollywood had no use for him when he dies, tragic as it was Will Hayes and company spent more time trying to figure out how to salvage his name since he had multiple films still to be released that Paramount wanted to make money on. Granted he has one star on the Hollywood walk of fame but let's face it, it's a joke. He was a writer, director as well as an actor and had he had his way all he wanted to do was really direct. Now say Robert Osborne is out there, I'll bet he is totally clueless to Wallace Reid and Dorothy Davenporst contribution to motion pictures. I think Stars are in order for both of them so I think it's time they were heard, even if Robert Osborne only knows who they are when he has a script in his hand.

  19. Another link to the Brothers is broken: Chico's daughter Maxine Marx passed away last week at the ripe age of 91 on 9/21/09


    Maxine was the author of Growing Up With Chico, a hugely enjoyable memoir and - I believe I'm correct in saying - the only book to date devoted solely to the great Leonard Marx. (Whereas books solely on the subject of brother Julius currently stand somewhere in the higher squillions.)


    In the book, she recalls that one of the last things her father said to her before his death was:

    "Remember, honey, don't forget what I told you. Put in my coffin a deck of cards, a mashie niblick, and a pretty blonde."


    Maxine Marx, hail and farewell!

  20. Hello again all.


    I've submitted info and scenes from the film The Racing Strain to the TCM data base and also over the last few days have added quite a few pictures of Wallace Reid, his beautiful wife Dorothy Davenport, and of course of Wallace Jr. Included are photo's of his parents, a rare photo of his dad Hal Reid ( try finding one) and not to forget their daughter Betty. Some you've probably seen, some maybe not and will be adding more in the near future. As for the feature I do hope to have

    TCM consider showing it and maybe his children would like to see their dad in his 1st starring role as well. Let me know your thought's especially if you've seen it, own a copy... Maybe know someone who was in it. Comments and feed back appreciated





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